±Recent Visitors

Recent Visitors to Com-Central!

±User Info-big


Welcome Anonymous

Nickname
Password

Membership:
Latest: cgsimpson
New Today: 0
New Yesterday: 0
Overall: 6645

People Online:
Members: 0
Visitors: 138
Total: 138
Who Is Where:
 Visitors:
01: Search
02: Home
03: Home
04: Community Forums
05: CPGlang
06: CPGlang
07: Home
08: Community Forums
09: CPGlang
10: Home
11: Community Forums
12: CPGlang
13: Community Forums
14: Home
15: Downloads
16: Home
17: Home
18: Photo Gallery
19: CPGlang
20: Home
21: Home
22: CPGlang
23: CPGlang
24: CPGlang
25: Home
26: Home
27: Community Forums
28: CPGlang
29: Community Forums
30: Home
31: Photo Gallery
32: Community Forums
33: Community Forums
34: Community Forums
35: Home
36: Community Forums
37: Home
38: Home
39: Community Forums
40: Home
41: CPGlang
42: CPGlang
43: CPGlang
44: Photo Gallery
45: Home
46: Home
47: Community Forums
48: Community Forums
49: Home
50: Home
51: Community Forums
52: Home
53: Community Forums
54: Community Forums
55: Community Forums
56: Home
57: CPGlang
58: Community Forums
59: Home
60: CPGlang
61: Home
62: CPGlang
63: Community Forums
64: CPGlang
65: Community Forums
66: Photo Gallery
67: CPGlang
68: Home
69: Community Forums
70: CPGlang
71: Home
72: Member Screenshots
73: Community Forums
74: Community Forums
75: Home
76: CPGlang
77: Home
78: Home
79: Home
80: CPGlang
81: Home
82: CPGlang
83: Home
84: Community Forums
85: Community Forums
86: Community Forums
87: News Archive
88: Downloads
89: CPGlang
90: CPGlang
91: Community Forums
92: Home
93: Downloads
94: Community Forums
95: Community Forums
96: Home
97: Home
98: Home
99: Home
100: CPGlang
101: Home
102: Community Forums
103: Community Forums
104: CPGlang
105: Home
106: Home
107: Community Forums
108: Home
109: Community Forums
110: Community Forums
111: Home
112: Home
113: Photo Gallery
114: Home
115: Home
116: CPGlang
117: Photo Gallery
118: Community Forums
119: Community Forums
120: Home
121: CPGlang
122: Home
123: CPGlang
124: Community Forums
125: CPGlang
126: Community Forums
127: Home
128: Community Forums
129: Home
130: Community Forums
131: Community Forums
132: Home
133: CPGlang
134: Home
135: CPGlang
136: CPGlang
137: Home
138: Home

Staff Online:

No staff members are online!
ADA Museum move to Fort Sill - 2011
The AFV ASSOCIATION was formed in 1964 to support the thoughts and research of all those interested in Armored Fighting Vehicles and related topics, such as AFV drawings. The emphasis has always been on sharing information and communicating with other members of similar interests; e.g. German armor, Japanese AFVs, or whatever.
Post new topic    Reply to topic    Printer Friendly Page     Forum Index ›  AFV News Discussion Board

View previous topic :: View next topic  
Author Message
Neil_Baumgardner
Power User

Offline Offline
Joined: Jan 24, 2006
Posts: 3942
Location: Arlington, VA
PostPosted: Sun Mar 01, 2009 8:02 pm
Post subject: ADA Museum move to Fort Sill - 2011

Just came across this, first reference I have seen to the museum moving to Fort Sill...

Neil

www.kswo.com/Global/st...?S=9710710

Fort Sill to display artifacts in June museum opening

Posted: Jan 21, 2009 05:23 PM

Fort Sill_Fort Sill is a few months away from opening a second museum dedicated to the Army's Field Artillery. The 38,000 square-foot facility will open in June as part of the annual FIRES Seminar. For years, historic artifacts have been relegated to storage since there was no room to display them. Finally, though, the artifacts will have a home - but, that's not all. A third museum facility - dedicated to the Air Defense Artillery - will replace a parking lot in 2011.

7News got a tour of a soon-to-debut exhibit that was four years in the making. The exhibit is one of several displays honoring the history of Native Americans in the Lawton-Fort Sill area. "You're communicating to the public a story...a message that they might not have been aware of beforehand," said Fort Sill Historian Towana Spivey. "That's what it's all about: education, informing, and training."

One-of-a-kind items such as Quanah Parker's pistol, a meteorite seen during a meteor shower recorded by Kiowas in 1833, and an Indian scout coat - the only one remaining in the world - also are on display. "It's history they didn't know about," said Spivey. "It's history that's not dealt with elsewhere. In some instances it's history that's unique to Fort Sill, and it's history that's not found elsewhere."

Unique items on display aren't limited to Native American artifacts. The first computer ever - ENIAC - will take up residence in the Field Artillery Museum, its rightful home since it was designed to calculate artillery firing tables. The computer is expected to be a big draw for the museum. "The main purpose is obviously to talk about artillery through the ages - through American history - starting with the American Revolution up through the modern day," said Director of Museums Colonel Frank Siltman.

Weaponry in the Cannon Walk will be restored, and the museum plans to showcase the displays in their natural settings to show how they were used - to put them in context. "We'll show a gun being crewed by soldiers, and we'll have some interactive opportunities: computers, videos, to tell the story of the Field Artillery, and when the Air Defense gets here - to tell the story of the Air Defense," said Siltman.

The Air Defense Artillery Museum currently is located at Fort Bliss in El Paso, and will move to Fort Sill as part of Base Realignment and Closure (BRAC). It will join with the Fort Sill Historic Site Museum to create a campus of history by 2011. Post officials are arranging for 7News to take an early tour inside the Field Artillery Museum next week. Be sure to tune in then for a sneak peek.
Back to top
View user's profile
bsmart
Power User

Offline Offline
Joined: Jan 23, 2006
Posts: 2523
Location: Central Maryland
PostPosted: Sun Mar 01, 2009 9:20 pm
Post subject: Re: ADA Museum move to Fort Sill - 2011

- Neil_Baumgardner

Unique items on display aren't limited to Native American artifacts. The first computer ever - ENIAC - will take up residence in the Field Artillery Museum, its rightful home since it was designed to calculate artillery firing tables. The computer is expected to be a big draw for the museum.


Gee - I wonder if The Ordnance Museum would agree with this or if they will be expected to give up the components of ENIAC they have.

_________________
Bob Smart ([email protected])
Back to top
View user's profile Send e-mail
Joe_D
Power User

Offline Offline
Joined: Jan 29, 2006
Posts: 2061
Location: Razorback Country
PostPosted: Sun Mar 01, 2009 10:35 pm
Post subject: Re: ADA Museum move to Fort Sill - 2011

Actually,

Didn't ENIAC calculate all firing tables, Navy included. Seems to be a bit of confusion here.

_________________
Joe_D
Back to top
View user's profile Photo Gallery
Display posts from previous:   
Post new topic    Reply to topic    Printer Friendly Page    Forum Index ›  AFV News Discussion Board
Page 1 of 1
All times are GMT - 6 Hours



Jump to:  


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot vote in polls in this forum
You cannot attach files in this forum
You cannot download files in this forum